Education Property Tax
All residential, farmland, and non-residential property owners pay education property taxes. People who rent or lease property may also pay property taxes indirectly through their monthly rent or lease payments. As the education system benefits all Albertans, even people without children in school also pay education property taxes.
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program
Eligible senior homeowners can defer all or part of their municipal property taxes with a low-interest home equity plan. The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible senior homeowners to voluntarily defer all or part of their residential property taxes, including the education tax portion. This is done through a low-interest home equity loan with the Government of Alberta. If you qualify, Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program will pay your residential property taxes directly to your municipality on your behalf.
For more information, please refer to the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program Fact Sheet. This has eligibility and information on how to apply. Or call:
Government of Alberta Education Property Tax Line
Toll Free: Dial 310-0000, then dial (780)422-7125
Seniors with Low-Income
The Government of Alberta also provides financial assistance to low-income seniors through the Alberta Seniors Benefit. The Alberta Seniors Benefit provides monthly cash benefits, which can help seniors with their property taxes or other expenses. It provides support in addition to the federal benefits received including old age security and guaranteed income supplement.
Alberta Seniors Information
Toll Free: 1-800-642-3852